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Input sought in development of Faro mine remediation plan

The Faro Mine Remediation Project team is seeking input on key environmental and socio-economic interests linked to the Faro Mine site in the development of a remediation plan.

These environmental and socio-economic topics include such things as water quality, fish and fish habitat, plants, wildlife and recreational activities which are valued by Yukoners living or working in the Faro Mine area.

The feedback received during this consultation period will be used to consider the impacts of the proposed remediation project activity on people, the environment or the economy and will form part of the final project proposal to be submitted to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB).

This is the first part of a six-month consultation process and will run from Friday, June 9, to Monday, July 10, 2017.

Community meetings are scheduled for:

  • Ross River, Monday, June 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ross River School.
  • Town of Faro, Tuesday, June 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Recreation Centre (Sportsman’s Lounge).
  • Watson Lake, Thursday, June 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Recreation Centre.
  • Whitehorse, Wednesday, June 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coast High Country Inn (Room A), 4051 4th Ave.
  • Carmacks, Tuesday, June 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Recreation Centre.
  • Pelly Crossing, to be confirmed.

A second set of meetings will be held in the Fall of 2017 to review how community interests were reflected and addressed in the remediation plan and project proposal.

For more information, visit the consultation website and provide your feedback by completing the online questionnaire. The deadline for submitting the questionnaire is Monday, July 10, 2017.


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